A portfolio of Risograph prints featuring 15 members of the California Society of Printmakers.
Risograph is a semi-automated stencil-based printmaking technique utilizing soy & rice oil-based inks, printed one color layer at a time. Within an object that admittedly looks much like a photocopier, Risograph combines aspects of screen printing, lithography, and letterpress into a wholly unique medium capable of printing large quantities. While Risograph has been embraced within the illustration, design, and self-publishing communities, its acceptance within the traditional printmaking world has been slower. This portfolio is an attempt to showcase the broad range of possibilities this approach to the multiple can achieve. 15 traditional printmakers, all members of the California Society of Printmakers, were invited to create new pieces with the specific qualities of Risograph in mind.
This portfolio was made possible by a California Society of Printmakers Membership Engagement Grant
Curated by Mary V Marsh & Zach Clark
Organized and printed by Zach Clark / National Monument Press
Printed at Chute Studio with Riso RZ 310, RZ 220, & MZ1090 duplicators
On Springhill 110lb Index paper
Edition of 150
Karen Gallagher Iverson
Mary V. Marsh